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Groundhog Day in America
Tribune Media Services, Inc., by Victor Davis Hanson

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 11/8/2012 9:34:14 AM

Barack Obama won a moderately close victory over Mitt Romney on Tuesday. But oddly, nothing much has changed. The country is still split nearly 50/50. There is still a Democratic president, and an almost identically Democratic Senate at war with an almost identically Republican House, in a Groundhog Day America. Obama’s win did not really reflect affirmation of his first term, given that the president made only halfhearted efforts to defend Obamacare, the stimulus, huge Keynesian deficits, and his attempts to implement cap-and-trade. So if there is a second-term agenda, even Obama supporters don’t quite know what it will be.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TruthandJustice, 11/8/2012 9:59:10 AM     (No. 8999207)

Taxes and regulations to remind us who is in charge...taxes beyond imagination...

Better learn about Agenda 21....

Understand George H W Bush brought that globalist vision to the USA

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Reply 2 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 11/8/2012 10:02:34 AM     (No. 8999222)

I don't share Hanson's optimism - BO won't leave the economy alone, and he'll do everything he can to shut down O&G exploration on private lands. We're doomed.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TruthandJustice, 11/8/2012 10:09:27 AM     (No. 8999251)

FYI...sorry for the second post

Obama back working with the UN...for Global Gun Ban

Better buy now before the gulag is fully implemented

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Grambo, 11/8/2012 10:13:45 AM     (No. 8999268)

I do not share VDH's sanguinity. A plurality takers now outnumber the makers and have awoken to that fact. Obama will now exercise his "flexibility." America has taken an irreversible step toward the abyss. The fiscal cliff is real and is here. It will swallow America whole.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pearson365, 11/8/2012 10:23:00 AM     (No. 8999308)

VDH explains what lies ahead for the reelected Prophet Obama. Unfortunately, the Prophet lies better than he leads, and the next 4 years will be more lies, more hate and more corruption.

With debt ceiling at hand, it may be time for House to demand real change: To raise the $16.4 trillion ceiling, rescind ObamaCare. If this means a govt shutdown, Repubs can state that we can either save Social Security & Medicare or slash both to implement ObamaCare. Which will it be, Prophet Obama?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/8/2012 10:24:49 AM     (No. 8999318)

Obama is a man of the left and he will continue to do what he has always done.

Republicans should not go along with liberal Democrat amnesty programs that give illegal aliens anything more then a temporary immigration status with the ability to work in the USA.

To obtain any sort of permanent residence status that leads to a "path to citizenship" all legalized aliens must be required to meet the same requirements that legal immigrants must meet individually in their own right in accordance with the immigration laws. Most illegal aliens will be satisfied with an indefinite "work permit" and the ability to come and go from the USA.

If the Republicans allow legalized aliens to be granted a permanent immigration status and to be put on a "path to citizenship" which is liberal Democrat code speak for eventually granting the legalized aliens a duel nationality status, with US voting rights, the Republicans will be facilitating the creation of many millions of new eventual liberal Democrat voters and by doing that would essentially be committing long-term political suicide.

Unfortunately all of the above, along with the liberal Democrats continuing to oppose and sabotage all seemingly effective immigration law enforcement measures, are bound to further encourage more mass uncontrolled illegal immigration.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 11/8/2012 10:46:01 AM     (No. 8999400)

@#5: Nice idea but we`re dealing with John Boehner here. His only concern is go along get along. Don`t rock the boat. Obama will want the moon an if he doesn`t get it the MSM will blame the GOP and that translates to losing House control in 2014.

We truly are doomed....

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Reply 8 - Posted by: PatPiano, 11/8/2012 11:25:05 AM     (No. 8999524)

#7, is that why he brought out his plan to increase gvmt. revenue by a flat tax yesterday? All the news outlets were calling it a "tax increase".

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